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#37354 - 10/01/05 03:15 AM Re: EZ start campfire [Re: R_B]
TomXR400 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/05
Posts: 163
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
If you knock over your mortor shell tube before the mortor goes off it makes a nice little fire..... Anybody see it? 01/01/05

must have been 30 feet wide, and took 15 people and about 10 gallons of water to put out.

HAHAHAHA! Ah memories!

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#37355 - 12/13/05 05:23 AM my version of a gas flare [Re: oldnbold]
spidennis Offline
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Registered: 03/23/01
Posts: 1212
Loc: S. Padre Island, Texas
I haven't tried this half can method yet
but I do have my own version of this .......
here on south padre we are able to build beach bonfires.
(not in city limits, but just north of town)
On the sand nothing else will burn, so experimenting is relatively safe ....
Gas in a plastic drinking water bottle, cap on. throw it in .....
you have a few seconds to get out of the way
the heat will melt one part of the bottle first and allow the gas to escape
that ignites into what I call a "gas flare".
On the beach, with everyone backed up,
it's quite the visual treat and very much the crowd pleaser!
Starting my bonfires I use a roll of paper towels
wadded up softball size then into a 5 gal bucket, then add oil.
old engine oil, new engine oil (cheap stuff),
or old cooking oil, say from a shrimp fry or fish fry ......
place oil soaked balls in various spots,
in the up wind areas of the wood pile.
(we usually have a breeze here)
then take your propane torch and light each oil ball.
Oil takes quite a bit to catch, so it won't flare up.
It's also a very tame fire, unlike starting gas or diesel .....
but when lit, will burn long and hot!
I do this professionally for big groups ......
and it's safe enough for me to have someone else actually do the torch lighting,
that is, after I have everything else into place first!
Many people like to refer to the A&M bad history and my work,
but A&M fooled with the formula of success ........
I build on my formula a little at a time
and not with my clients in the line of fire (so to speak) .......
There's a safe place to play with fire .....
come to south padre and have yourself your own "Burning Man" festival.
...... and don't forget to bring your bike and ride at LFMX, Sunset, or the Grove.
It makes a great family weekend ......
enjoy!
dennis


Edited by spidennis (12/13/05 01:54 PM)

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#37356 - 02/05/06 01:07 AM Re: my version of a gas flare [Re: spidennis]
yamahasix Offline
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Registered: 11/13/05
Posts: 46
I have been using the 1/2 can of gas for years and it is the best way to get a fire started and it is safe to. Unless you are on the slow side.
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#37357 - 03/03/06 02:48 AM Re: my version of a gas flare [Re: yamahasix]
450Gunner Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 1069
Loc: Katy, TX.
Lint from the clothes dryer. It's free and burns long enough to get the coals going. NO flash burns either.
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#37358 - 04/12/06 01:38 PM Re: my version of a gas flare [Re: 450Gunner]
SheriffBufordT Offline
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Registered: 06/30/03
Posts: 943
Loc: Lubbock, Texas
Or from your bellybutton.
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#37359 - 08/21/06 08:58 PM Re: my version of a gas flare [Re: SheriffBufordT]
450Gunner Offline
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Loc: Katy, TX.
Yes but the belly button lint is to large for a small fire he he..
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#37360 - 10/27/06 04:37 PM Re: my version of a gas flare [Re: 450Gunner]
Vintage_Vinnie Offline
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Registered: 05/28/04
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Loc: Dallas, Texas
I usually bring "Tim the Enchanter" along- he gets the fire going no prob... at least when he's not helping people seek the Grail.
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#37361 - 12/30/06 07:32 PM Re: my version of a gas flare [Re: spidennis]
RenegadeDude Offline
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Registered: 11/28/06
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Loc: Lubbock,Tx

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"Gas in a plastic water bottle,cap on,throw it in,this ignites into what i call a gas flare"

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WOW,Read that over several times and the 1/2 a beer can of gas or Deisel doesn't seem so bad! I was leery of this method the first time i saw it used,burt after using it to start fires in the rain camping in cloudcroft i now swear by it.
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#37362 - 05/08/07 02:39 PM Re: my version of a gas flare [Re: 450Gunner]
dirtbikersMOM Offline
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Registered: 02/08/07
Posts: 14
Loc: Champion, TX
In reply to: Lint from the clothes dryer. It's free and burns long enough to get the coals going. NO flash burns either.

WOW! I'm a log starter fan for camping...but this one I've got to try! Thanks for the idea!
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